9 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

9 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

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9 days in Austria, Czech Republic & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mautern an der Donau, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, take some stellar pictures from Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, then look for gifts at Einfach Schoen MODE, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg attractions app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Salzburg is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Salzburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get cooler in Salzburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke ©

1
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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 19th (Sun), take a stroll through Mala strana, stop by TONAK Flagship Store, stop by History Foto Atelier, then stop by Egoist Royal Parfums, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Castle District.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ceske Budejovice.

Things to do in Prague

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Hradcany ©
Hradcany
TONAK Flagship Store ©
TONAK Flagship Store
Egoist Royal Parfums ©
Egoist Royal Parfums

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Ceske Budejovice ©
Founded eight centuries ago, Ceske Budejovice sits on the confluence of the Vltava and Malse Rivers, enticing visitors with medieval architectural landmarks that include one of the largest town squares in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Cesky Krumlov Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jost Church, then explore the historical opulence of The State Chateau of Hluboká, then contemplate the long history of Black Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ceske Budejovice trip app .

Getting from Prague to Ceske Budejovice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ceske Budejovice are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mautern an der Donau.

Things to do in Ceske Budejovice

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesky Krumlov, Black Tower, The State Chateau of Hluboká
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The State Chateau of Hluboká ©
The State Chateau of Hluboká
Black Tower ©
Black Tower
St. Jost Church ©
St. Jost Church

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nights
Mautern an der Donau, Austria

Mautern an der Donau ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Weingut Nikolaihof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wehrkirche St. Michael, explore the historical opulence of Hinterhaus Castle, then get into the urban bustle at Schloss Poeggstall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ysperklamm. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Sonnenuhren Jindra, get great views at Melk Abbey, then look for gifts at Weritas Wagram, then look for gifts at Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Grafenegg.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mautern an der Donau route planning website .

You can drive from Ceske Budejovice to Mautern an der Donau in 2 hours. When traveling from Ceske Budejovice in August, plan for little chillier days in Mautern an der Donau, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Mautern an der Donau

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonnenuhren Jindra, Schloss Poeggstall, Ysperklamm, Wehrkirche St. Michael, Melk Abbey
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Weingut Nikolaihof ©
Weingut Nikolaihof
Hinterhaus Castle ©
Hinterhaus Castle
Castle Grafenegg ©
Castle Grafenegg

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at Xocolat, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, then stop by Das Goldene Wiener Herz, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mautern an der Donau to Vienna takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mautern an der Donau in August: highs in Vienna hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunner Gardens ©
Schonbrunner Gardens
Das Goldene Wiener Herz ©
Das Goldene Wiener Herz

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, look for gifts at Elfenbein Comforters, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buda Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest planner .

Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle
Andrassy Avenue ©
Andrassy Avenue

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